Solar Panel Installation

Asher Tobin

Workers in safety vests and construction hats install solar panels on a roof.

Six construction outfits involved in the California Flats Solar Project in Monterey County were fined $241,950 by a state agency this week after a whistleblower alleged the companies were exposing workers to valley fever. Those employers weren’t providing training to help prevent the respiratory disease and in many cases weren’t ensuring workers were wearing respirator masks.